The K10 represents the 'flagship' of the Hoyer line. Beautifully made, detail to attention, and 'extras' such as an interchangeable mouthpiece receiver so you never need to change mouthpieces again to match the taper. It comes with multiple nibs to adjust the depth your mouthpiece fits in the horn. I suspect that this horn will be a huge hit for players looking for that perfect match of airflow and resistance.
Hans Hoyer – The Next Generation
The new K10 F/Bb-Double horn is the newest innovation for the orchestra:
It was designed in close cooperation with Markus Wittgens. A well-orchestrated middle range, a great low register and an unknown ease in the higher area is obtained with a light rotary valve set, a full flow switch valve and an individually adjustable mouthpiece receiver. A pleasant well-balanced set-up, supported by both a fully adjustable fingerhook and thumblever plus flipper guarantees perfect ergonomics.
Every K10 has a detachable bell and is delivered in an original MB case.
- Hans Hoyer F/Bb-Double Horn [Markus Wittgens]
- 4 rotary valves
- 11,9mm / 0.468" bore
- 3B™ linkage system
- 310mm / 12.204" bell
- Detachable (ML) bell
- Full flow switch valve
- Individually adjustable mouthpiece receiver
- Three-dimensional adjustable fingerhook, thumblever and flipper
- Yellow brass
- Clear lacquered (K10A-L)
Sale price is $7575
Due to minor shipping damage (which has been repaired) the price of this horn has been adjusted substantially!
MB5 case is included!
I recently purchased this excellent instrument as my instructor felt I needed to advance from the student horn I had to a more professional instrument. It was GOOD advice! This horn is OUTSTANDING, even for a student like me who is not a professional musician (yet) but taking up the study of the horn after not touching one for 50 years. I last played one in my junior high school band. The horn has great tone quality and the notes don't waiver until my lip gets tired (definitely not the fault of the instrument). It is lighter than my student horn but more durable and I love the valves with no strings - reminds me of that famous saying from the movie "Pinocchio" - "I have no strings on me. " The slides allow the horn to be tuned very precisely and I have yet to need to oil any valve except the thumb valve (I have had the horn about 3 weeks now). The case is protective and much less cumbersome than my old horn which had a non-detachable bell. My only problem thus far is that this horn tends to hide spit which can be a bit of surprise when suddenly having to play in the lower registers. At every break it is important to remove all the slides, turn it upside down and shake it gently with the thumb valve both open and closed. Once cleared of spit the clarity instantly returns. It has an adjustable upper hand rest with a tool for changing the setting to fit the left hand - a nice feature. Finally I have to publicly offer my profound thanks to Ken Pope who arranged to meet me in downtown Boston to deliver the horn to me personally rather than risk shipping it to Mexico where I am currently working as a physician as well as learning this instrument in my spare time. If more vendors were like him the world of professional instrument sales and repair would be even more wonderful than it is! Thanks Ken. You have made a friend and return customer for life!